How to Buy a Pool Tiger
Pool Tigers can be purchased through Pool Builders, Pool Service Companies and Pool Supply Stores. If your favorite pool pro or pool store isn’t yet a Pool Tiger dealer, mention this site and let them know that signing up is a snap. Because Pool Tigers are made right here in the USA, you could have your Pool Tiger in a week or less.
Caution: Make sure to buy your Pool Tiger from an authorized Pool Tiger dealer. Discount resellers on the internet are not authorized – the units they are selling are not our latest version of Pool Tiger and are not eligible for the lifetime warranty. Click the WARRANTY link for more information.
Pool Tiger Benefits
- Kills contaminants two ways
- Reduces the need for chlorine & other chemicals by up to 90%
- Clarifies water by eliminating suspended particles
- Simplifies water balancing
- Eliminates excess cyanuric & other acids
- Cleans scale and biofilm from pool surfaces, pipes and equipment
- Protects surfaces from scale and staining
4 Ways Pool Tiger Reduces the Need for Chlorine
- Kills contaminants
- Removes suspended particles that harbor contaminants
- Reduces excessive levels of cyanuric acid that mask the effects of chlorine
- Provides a barrier of structured water at water’s surface that inhibits the escape of chlorine
Chemicals You Probably Won’t Need with a Pool Tiger
- Clarifiers – ammonium chloride, chitosan, enzymes, polyacrylamides, aluminum sulfate (aka “alum”)
- pH Increasers – sodium carbonate (aka “soda ash”) & calcium carbonate
- De-scalers – solvents, vinegar, bleach, pumice stones, muriatic acid*
- Sequestering agents – these prevent metal particles in the pool from staining pool walls
You, your family and pool guests can avoid exposure to various chemicals – and the health risks associated with them – because Pool Tiger’s all-natural, chemical-free processes do what the chemicals do, but much more safely.
*Muriatic acid may be used to reduce high pH.
Benefits of Structured Water in Swimming Pools and Spas
Structured water tends to collect at hydrophilic surfaces such as pool walls and floors. There it forms a protective layer known as an Exclusion Zone due to its tendency to reject any material that is not structured water. In essence, structured water:
- Protects against scale by preventing minerals from adhering to pool surfaces
- Protects against staining and the adherence of biofilm
- Reduces evaporation and inhibits the escape of chlorine
IMPORTANT: Structured water also helps to protect the body, which is hydrophilic, from absorbing contaminants and chemicals.
Contaminants commonly found in pool water such as bacteria, algae, viruses and parasites (including Cryptosporidium and Giardia) expire when they are exposed to water heated to its boiling point (212° F).
Heat produced by Pool Tiger’s patented Hydrodynamic Cavitation process exceeds the boiling point, so any and all contaminants exposed to this heat expire instantly. In addition to heat, an anti-microbial additive present in Pool Tiger’s housing and other components kills contaminants on contact. This additive is completely non-toxic to humans.
Due to water’s high specific heat, which is a measure of its ability to absorb heat, the heat resulting from Hydrodynamic Cavitation is quickly absorbed and thus does not raise the temperature in the pool itself to any measurable degree.
Suspended particles in pool water absorb light and make pool water look murky and uninviting. Pool Tiger’s all-natural process imparts a negative charge to these particles which causes them to clump together in agglomerations that soon reach a size easily captured by the filter.
This is why Pool Tiger pools are renowned for crystal clear water.
ACIDITY, PH AND CYANURIC
Acids, including cyanuric, begin to decompose when exposed to temperatures in excess of 360° F. Because temperatures in the center of Pool Tiger’s chamber exceed 360° when the pool pump is running, a small but significant portion of the acids passing through the chamber soon begin the process of decomposition.
This is beneficial in two ways. First, because it helps to raise the pH of acidic source water. Second, because it helps to eliminate excessive levels of cyanuric acid.
Cyanuric acid is used to stabilize chlorine. Because it does not escape pool water as chlorine does, it accumulates over time and tends to mask the effects of chlorine. As such, pool owners and service companies are obligated to add ever-increasing amounts of chlorine to the pool water in order to achieve an acceptable level of sanitation.
Pool Tiger’s ability to eliminate excessive levels of cyanuric acid reduces the need for chlorine.
The production of chemicals used to sanitize and maintain swimming pools introduces a variety of pollutants into the air. When swimming pools are drained, chemical-laden pool water can have a devastating effect on downstream ecology.
An ongoing need for replacement parts for water enhancement devices like ionizers and UV units represents a drain on natural resources and a negative impact on the environment.
Because it dramatically reduces the demand for harsh chemicals and does not require replacement parts, Pool Tiger stands alone among water enhancement devices as the most environmentally friendly of all enhancement options.
Changes to Expect When Retrofitting a Pool Tiger
Every pool is unique due to variations in source water, usage, pool design & construction, equipment, foliage, water treatment methods, weather, location, age and so on. As such, it is impossible to make precise predictions as to how the water in a particular pool will be affected by a Pool Tiger. However, the following is offered as a general guideline.
- Water becomes crystal clear...3-7 days
- Heavy metal particles removed...1-2 weeks
- Need to brush pool walls diminishes...2-4 weeks
- Better contaminant control allows for chlorine reduction...3-6 weeks
- Low pH begins to gradually increase...3-6 weeks
- Cyanuric acid level begins to gradually decrease...3-6 weeks
- Percentage of free available chlorine gradually increases...4-8 weeks
- Existing scale begins to loosen – concrete and vinyl...6-10 weeks
- Existing scale shows signs of removal – fiberglass...2-6 months
Note: For best results on fiberglass pools, it’s best to install Pool Tiger when the pool is new to prevent the occurrence of scale.
Why Pool Tiger?
Health – reducing exposure to harmful chemicals makes for a healthier swimming environment
Practicality – Pool Tiger dramatically reduces chemical costs
Easier Maintenance – the exclusionary property of structured water virtually eliminates the need to brush pool walls
Extended life – by eliminating mineral buildup, Pool Tiger increases the life expectancy of surfaces, equipment and accessories
Why Pool Tiger?
Key Differentiator – because it creates a healthier swimming environment, lowers operating expenses and reduces maintenance time, Pool Tiger translates to happier customers, more referrals and more winning bids.
Post-Construction Cleanup – structured water removes plaster dust that forms on concrete/plaster pool walls during the curing process, saving costly cleanup expenses.
Warranty Protection – structured water protects pool surfaces from staining and buildup and keeps the pools you’ve built looking great for years.
Ease of Use
Pool Tiger was designed to be completely trouble-free. It requires no replacement parts, electricity or regular maintenance.
It is also self-cleaning. In addition to cleaning and protecting pool surfaces, pipes, accessories and equipment, the structured water it produces cleans and protects the Pool Tiger itself.
Pool Tiger now comes with a non-prorated full-replacement lifetime warranty for Pool Tiger owners who register their Pool Tiger purchase with the company. This can be done on our website or by completing and returning the postage paid warranty card enclosed with every Pool Tiger.
Unregistered Pool Tigers carry an automatic 5-year warranty.
Constructed of hardy thermoplastic and containing no moving parts, the self-cleaning Pool Tiger is designed to last. The original prototypes are still producing the same kinds of results they did when they were first installed more than twenty years ago.
No Electricity Needed
Pool Tiger is activated by the flow of water as driven by the pool pump. As such, it does not require electricity.
Because Pool Tiger is not powered by electricity, it does not ionize metals like copper and silver.
Why Pool Tiger?
Consistency – by stabilizing water chemistry, Pool Tiger eliminates the chemical fluctuations that restrict pool usage
Control – Pool Tiger’s contaminant-killing ability helps to maintain proper sanitation between scheduled maintenance stops
Customer Satisfaction – a healthier and more inviting swimming environment means better customer reviews and retention
Fiberglass Manufacturers and Installers
Why Pool Tiger?
Warranty Protection – prevents whitening and eliminates chalking
Easy Install – requires no assembly or electricity
Key Differentiator – adds value by enhancing water quality and keeping operating expenses low
Vinyl Pool Builders
Why Pool Tiger?
Longevity – provides protection from mineral buildup to prolong the life of vinyl liners
Stain protection – prevents biofilm and organic debris from adhering to and staining vinyl liners
Chemical reduction – significantly reduces the need for chlorine to prolong the life of vinyl liners, and provide a healthier swimming environment for pool users
Pool Tiger Product Line
Pool Tiger’s technology, which is featured in both the residential and commercial units, has been adapted for spas and ponds as well.
The Pool Tiger
The residential Pool Tiger is rated for pools up to 50,000 gallons.
A commercial version works for all commercial applications and residential pools over 50,000 gallons.
The Spa Tiger
Pool Tiger’s technology, which is featured in both the residential and commercial units, has been adapted for spas and ponds as well.
The Spa Tiger is a miniaturized version of the Pool Tiger, downsized for easier engineering and retrofitting but powerful enough to easily exceed the sanitation and enhancement standards for spas.
The Pond Tiger
The Pond Tiger is the same size as a residential Pool Tiger and is used to enhance water quality in tended ponds and other small-to-medium sized bodies of water. Working in tandem with a pump and filter, Pond Tiger clarifies water and helps to control contaminants. It is not harmful to fish, other wildlife or aquatic plants.
How it Works
Pool Tiger was designed to harness an all-natural process known as Hydrodynamic Cavitation. In our device this process relies solely on the flow of water as driven by the pool pump.
Constructed of hardy thermoplastic, Pool Tiger has no moving parts. It does not require electricity nor does it contain any cartridges or other components that will ever require replacement.
The effects of cavitation have been known for more than a hundred years, but only recently has this phenomenon been harnessed to provide several important benefits.
Cavitation in our device occurs when water accelerates within the device’s nozzle. This acceleration drops the pressure of the water below the vapor point, resulting in the formation of small vapor bubbles. As the vapor bubbles exit the nozzle, the pressure of the surrounding water causes them to rapidly collapse and revert to a liquid state once again.
This rapid change in water’s states of matter creates:
- High levels of infrared energy (heat )
- Intensive shock waves
These factors are sufficient to:
- Oxidize and destroy exposed contaminants – this improves sanitation and reduces the need for chemical treatment
- Initiate the gradual decomposition of acids – this raises pH and eliminates excessive levels of cyanuric
- Change the polarity of suspended particles, causing them to agglomerate to a size at which they are easily captured by the filter – this clarifies water and creates a more inviting swimming environment
- Affect the bonds between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms which constitute water molecules - this produces a phenomenon known as "structured water"
It is important to note that the heat produced by cavitation is quickly absorbed by the surrounding water. As such, it does not raise the temperature in the pool by any measurable degree.
Most of the water on our planet is composed of small groups of water molecules randomly joined together by means of shared hydrogen atoms. These molecular groups are irregular in size and shape.
Under certain conditions, however, water molecules can join together in precisely configured groups consisting of sheets of hexagonal cells. Due to their well-defined structure these molecular groups are called “structured water.”
To learn how structured water protects hydrophilic surfaces and eliminates turbidity, click here.
In extremely cold conditions the sheets of hexagonal cells are linked together by connecting protons, which confers solidity. Structured water formed under these conditions is known as ice.
In extremely warm conditions the sheets of hexagonal cells lack the connecting protons and thus they retain the property of liquidity.
In our device the extreme heat and intensive shock waves resulting from cavitation cause the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in affected water molecules to temporarily disassociate and then re-associate as the water cools. As they re-associate, they do so in sheets of hexagonal-shaped cells.
Whether solid or liquid, structured water is said to be exclusionary because it tends to reject any material that is not structured water. This is why icebergs, which are formed from salt water in the oceans, contain no salt.
In liquid form, structured water tends to collect at hydrophilic surfaces, such as pool walls, floors, pipes, equipment and even the surface of the water itself. There it will reject any material that is not structured water.
To learn more about structured water, we recommend Dr. Gerald Pollack’s excellent book entitled, The Fourth Phase of Water.
Pool Tiger Installation
Pool Tiger is very easy to install. It ships fully assembled with unions and requires no electricity. Unless a loop is required due to space considerations on existing equipment sets, an experienced installer should be able to complete the installation within 15 minutes.
On new pools, the Pool Tiger should be installed last on the return line. On existing pools with a heater, it should be installed before the heater on the return line. If the return line is too short to install the Pool Tiger in line, use 8 elbow fittings and extra PVC to create a loop. Pool Tiger can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
IMPORTANT: Pool Tiger will not work if not installed in the correct direction.
Activating Pool Tiger
Pool Tiger operates on the flow of water as driven by the pool pump. It activates at a minimum flow rate of 8 GPM. In essence, the device converts the energy provided by the pump into a variety of benefits.
The more the pump runs, the more Pool Tiger is doing to sanitize, clarify and enhance water quality as well as protecting pool surfaces from buildup and staining. Should heavy bather loads, inclement weather, algae infestation or other conditions detrimentally impact water quality, we recommend that pump run times and flow rates be temporarily increased until water quality improves.
My pool is nice and clear, and I haven’t had any problems with it – and we know it’s because of Pool Tiger. We had a cloudy pool before and now it’s as clear as clear can be. Before we got the Pool Tiger we were having all kinds of problems with our pool and after we got the Pool Tiger we haven’t had any more problems. We absolutely feel a difference in how the water feels. It makes your skin feel silky and soft – and everyone who gets in our pool says so.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
The Pool Tiger has been an invaluable addition to our pool! Since installation, the water has been clearer, we have used far less chemical, and the water chemistry has been even easier to maintain. The 2020 summer was our first summer using the Pool Tiger – this is also the first summer that we have not battled mustard algae in approximately 15 years. We have to credit the Pool Tiger for that. Customer support has been very impressive as well!! We highly recommend the Pool Tiger to anyone who owns a pool!
Smithfield, North Carolina
I take care of about 150 pools a week and always have some pools that are always very difficult to get cleared up. Here in Florida, we deal with water temperatures in the 90s, and I had one pool I was about to give up on and tell the customer to find someone else to take care of it. As a last resort, I told the customer I was going to try a Pool Tiger on it. A week after installing it, as I walked up to it, I wasn’t sure what happened — the water was so crystal-clear I thought I was looking at air. When I got back to my office I ordered 30 more Pool Tigers. My customers LOVE them and so do I. They have made my job easier taking care of pools.
Summers Pool Cleaning Service
We have been using the Pool Tiger water enhancer for a few years. We have noticed the water quality has improved on pools we thought were perfect and more importantly the chemical demand has decreased. In the past season this was has been a life saver with the tri chlor shortage.
The most notable and upfront improvement is the lack of maintenance necessary to keep the unit operating efficiently and the ease of installation! There are no power requirements or flow restrictions and the warranty is bullet proof!
Initially when we installed our first unit we noticed a slow but steady improvement in how pristine the water quality was on our trial pool (my own pool / again we thought it was 100% prior). Since then we have been installing them on every new pool we build and retrofitting existing pools to achieve the same benefits. We have installed dozens of units and are very pleased with the performance.
The Pool Tiger is a compliment to any pool. It's a significant upgrade to swimming pools using basic chlorine methods. We have found it’s also a significant upgrade to our more complex swimming pools with UV, Ozone, chlorine generators and a multitude of other sanitization systems to enhance the performance.
Isaac A. Keselman
The Aqua Doctor
Certified Building Professional
NESPA - Metro Chapter President
2019- 2020 / 2020-2021
Our water is really clear now. Everything seems to be working well. I know we’re using less chlorine. The water smells better. It feels cleaner for sure, and very refreshing.
My pool is 19 years old and I have always maintained it myself, with help from my local pool company. Last summer while I was at the pool store having my water tested and purchasing chemicals I was told about the Pool Tiger and given information to do my own research. I did and was intrigued by the claims but passed because I thought it was too expensive. When I opened the pool this year I discovered I needed to replace my inline chlorinator. When I contacted my pool company about replacing the inline chlorinator, it was recommended to me to install the Pool Tiger instead. At this point I already had to shock my pool twice and had spent almost $100 on chemicals. So I took another look at the Pool Tiger and decided to have it installed. I figured that if it saved me $200 a year on chemicals then I would be ahead.
I am so glad I did. After just one day of running the Pool Tiger my pool was crystal clear and sparkled. The first time I swam I noticed the water felt different – lighter and softer. When I took a shower after swimming I noticed I didn’t smell the pool chemicals washing off my skin and out of my hair. My grandchildren swim in the pool regularly and haven’t complained about their eyes stinging from the chemicals.
Less pool maintenance, less chemicals, crystal clear water, better on your skin, eyes and hair – I wish I would have installed the Pool Tiger last summer!
We stayed at a home in the Kohala neighborhood of Oahu for five weeks during July and August 2018. The house had a pool and sauna. We loved loved loved the pool. We are a water family, and will usually spend several hours a day in ocean/river water but are usually driven out of pools after an hour or so due to the chlorine. Not in this pool. We would spend entire mornings in it, playing and floating. No chlorine smell, and no chlorine feel even on the eyes. We always got out feeling refreshed and happy. We don’t want to go back to any other kind of pool! We’re booking the same place for next summer, in large part because how much we enjoyed that water.
I thought my pool was always in pretty good shape, however, I was excited about the prospect of using less chemicals for health reasons. I installed the Pool Tiger and am amazed every time I look at my pool, and even more amazed when I get in it. The water is absolutely the best it’s ever been. It takes so little work now to keep it that way.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
I am an attorney and was extremely skeptical of the Pool Tiger doing anything for me. I bought it just to help a friend. But I must admit, I have been extremely pleased and surprised. The Pool Tiger far exceeded by expectations. I had a real problems with algae springing up quickly and often, before I installed the Pool Tiger. After I installed the Pool Tiger, the amount of chemicals I had to add were dramatically decreased, and my battle against green algae went away. Last summer was sooo much easier to care for my pool. I was going to hire a weekly pool service because I was ready to give up. But after I installed the Pool Tiger, I have easily been able to keep the pool water clean and clear myself. The Pool Tiger is saving me money and making my life easier. Thanks, Pool Tiger! I highly recommend the product.
This is an update on the performance of the Pool Tiger that was installed on our fiberglass pool on March 25, 2020. I have maintained a log to document the outcome of the Pool Tiger. To set a baseline, this pool had severe iron staining, constant water scum build up, slight chalking on the walls, and if not vacuumed out weekly poor water clarity. Chemistry swings not severe but needed slight maintenance weekly.
After the installation of the Pool Tiger, the pool is circulating 12 hours daily, within the first 24 hours of circulation the water clarity is noticeably improved dramatically with sun reflection (sparkling), and water clarity, especially visibility in the deep end of the pool. Within the first week, waterline scum basically cleaned itself. Metal stains (iron) are still noticeable but seemed lighter in color (note: water sample indicated pH level higher than ideal).
After the second week, in cleaning the main filter (2weeks) it was very noticeable that debris, particles, scum, was much more evident compared to cleaning the filter every 4-6 weeks. Chalking in pool became non-noticeable.
The third week I noticed that the reflection of the sun and walls staying clean created a waterline that has a ½ inch of an amazing fluorescent glow. The water itself had a pleasant odor such as a light Lilac smell, very refreshing. Most definitely can witness the claim of the Pool Tiger producing negative ions by having a more relaxed feeling spending 3-4 hours in the pool than before (fact: my wife experiences high anxiety levels at times and I have noticed a large calming change within the last three weeks with actively using the pool).
Metal stains were still present and since the Pool Tiger was performing as claimed we decided to use a very mild stain release agent (Suncoast “Stain Gone”) at ½ less the recommended amount. Within 1 hour the stains were suspended and released from the pool giving the appearance of a new (snow white) pool. I’m very confident that with the iron being suspended that the Pool Tiger will operate as it should and agglomerate (clot) up the particles large enough for the main filter to capture. While this is in the early stage of stains suspended, weekly cleaning of the main filter will occur for the next two to three weeks and should eliminate the stains re-appearing completely.
Having a background in the petroleum industry I understand the Hydrodynamic Cavitation Theory works as claimed by:
-Producing water vapor bubbles that create heat, killing bacteria, viruses, algae, parasites, and agglomerating (clotting) particles large enough to be captured by the main filter producing the sparkling clean water.
-Balancing chemistry and creating a clean sparkling pool water that cleans the pool reducing cost and need to spend time preparing the pool, but rather enjoying the pool.
-Producing in the cavitation process the creation of negative Ions which not only actively cleans the pool but triggers Serotonin levels which are absorbed and aids in calm energy levels, focus, moods, and the feeling of relaxation.
Greg Van Stechelman
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
I installed a Pool Tiger on my own pool to check it out for myself. In less than a week I could see a difference. It dropped acidity levels and the water just sparkles now. It even smells better. And there’s almost no buildup on the walls. I’ll be recommending Pool Tiger to all of my clients for sure.
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